Patchwork progress

I am having a great time stitching together patches. Feeling really aligned with the weather.

This patch reminded me so much of the frosty mornings we are having lately. So I photographed it on the frost-covered hay spread as mulch in the garden.

Frosty square

And this grouping was generated because I wanted to get to nine four-patches. I chose the acidy green from my dye pile and the purple comes from gather what spills. I like how it echoed the other squares with embroidery & cutwork. Together they make a very grapey combination with my khaki.

Grape-themed squares

Then of course, playing around with layout on the floor. I keep making minute adjustments. I like it.

Tentative composition
Another composition, with border squares added

Only the fourpatch squares in the center are stitched together. I don’t know if I’ll stitch the whole composition together yet. I seem to be waiting on something. I want this to be much bigger, so I have to come up with more bands. Meanwhile, it’s decorating my floor.

A beautiful day today, went for a walk through Ice Pond Preserve. It’s not a long walk really, and just one awkward moment when I have to cross a corner of someone’s yard to get from the beach back to the road.

2 Responses

  1. Liz A says:

    Oh, the last image … the sense of moons rising and setting … the warmth of the sun in the lower border, the cool light of the moon above … the larger patches within surrounded by the smaller patches … so much to like!

    • Catherine says:

      Thank you, Liz. I really liked it a lot. But I dismantled it. Just not sure. I think I want a larger blanket type cloth, and it’s too concentrated for the center. Anyway, we’ll see. Haven’t stitched it into larger components yet… I realized this is going to be a long-term project.

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